Since 2006 the core of Emmaus Ministries has centered around our 10-month residential Bible School (the School of Biblical Studies). We’re so grateful for all the people God has transformed through this program, and we’re grateful for all of those who have labored and given to make the program a reality. After 10 incredible schools, we’ve discerned that God is asking Emmaus to redesign this core program. We’ve now crafted a similar school, but one offered in a more accessible format!
Our new School of Biblical Studies will be a part-time school, requiring 20 hours of weekly participation, instead of the 40+ hrs our former program required. Students will have the option to live in residence, but they can now also commute to our campus. Additionally, students will have the option to participate in a 10-15 hr/wk paid internship with a local church partner. The program is still 10 months long, and still takes students through the content of the entire Bible using the Inductive Study Method. The new program simply asks less of a student outside of the classroom, replacing some of the study time with an internship or local job. This change makes a year at Emmaus much more accessible. Additionally, any Emmaus student with an undergraduate degree may now also enroll at Asbury Seminary and receive a significant scholarship through our new Emmaus/Asbury partnership, making Emmaus more attractive to those interested in a seminary education.
Our new School is accepting applications now for a soft launch in January 2018, with our typical year-long school beginning August 2018. We’re excited about the new direction we’re headed, and we know it will present a greater opportunity for more students to encounter God through this life changing curriculum and community.